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Urban Environmental Problems in Bangladesh

Maksudur Rahman

ISBN 10: 3639344154 / ISBN 13: 9783639344158
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256 pages. Dimensions: 8.7in. x 5.9in. x 0.6in.This book explores the environmental problems both at the household and neighbourhood levels in different residential areas of Chittagong, the second largest city in Bangladesh, which is associated with a range of environmental concerns not least due to its hilly and coastal setting. Households in lower-income neighbourhoods are more likely to be susceptible to local environmental problems, compared with those in middle- and higher- income residential areas. Analysis of the gender relations and intra-household division of labour finds women and children, particularly in the households of lower-income neighbourhoods, are the major victims of residential environmental problems. The key factors, which contribute to the different environmental problems at household, neighbourhood plus citywide level, identified by both household and qualitative surveys are analysed to suggest steps towards a more effective local urban environmental management framework for Chittagong. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9783639344158

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Title: Urban Environmental Problems in Bangladesh

Publisher: VDM Verlag

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Paperback

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This book explores the environmental problems both at the household and neighbourhood levels in different residential areas of Chittagong, the second largest city in Bangladesh, which is associated with a range of environmental concerns not least due to its hilly and coastal setting. Households in lower-income neighbourhoods are more likely to be susceptible to local environmental problems, compared with those in middle- and higher- income residential areas. Analysis of the gender relations and intra-household division of labour finds women and children, particularly in the households of lower-income neighbourhoods, are the major victims of residential environmental problems. The key factors, which contribute to the different environmental problems at household, neighbourhood plus citywide level, identified by both household and qualitative surveys are analysed to suggest steps towards a more effective local urban environmental management framework for Chittagong.

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Maksudur Rahman, PhD, MURP, MSc: Studied Geography at Dhaka and Human Geography at Hull Universities and Urban & Regional Planning at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Environment at Dhaka University, Bangladesh.

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